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VIA (Vertigo Inducing Attraction) that is Mt. Pamitinan

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We made it! – Poch Loresco
We made it! – Poch Loresco

Hiking Trails: Mt. Pamitinan

Addicted to selfies or perhaps you just enjoy reliving adventures through photographs? How about those vertigo inducing posts you have a love-hate reaction to?

Mount Pamitinan is the place to be to get those Instagram and #vertigo worthy shots. See for yourself.

On the edge – Mylene Abiva
On the edge – Mylene Abiva
A view from the summit – Poch Loresco
A view from the summit – Poch Loresco
On top Mt. Pamitinan – Jen Andres 
On top of Mt. Pamitinan – Jen Andres
Legos have more fun – Mylene Abiva
Legos have more fun – Mylene Abiva

This mountain is reminiscent of coral formations or even shark teeth which make you think that this might have been underwater hundreds of years ago to form the way it did. It is at the foothills of the Sierra Madre range in Barangay San Rafael, Rodriguez (formerly Montalban), Rizal. The major jumpoff is at Brgy. Wawa, Rodriguez, Rizal. The terrain is mostly limestone formations which will lead you to a spectacular view of the Rizal province, the Wawa Dam and the Sierra Madre when you reach the summit.


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Just a few things to remember when climbing Mt. Pamitinan:

    1. Bring gloves – as the terrain is mostly limestone, it’s hard to grip on the stones or the rope with just your bare hands.
    2. Wear proper footwear. The jagged rocks here are no joke.
Usual formations that you need to step on
Usual formations that you need to step on
  1. Pack light and smart – you need both hands to maneuver your way to the summit. This is not a 4/9 for nothing after all.
Going up – Poch Loresco
Going up – Poch Loresco
  1. Bring a helmet if you’re caving. We weren’t able to do that when we visited.
  2. Waterproof your belongings just in case. Food is served at Wawa Falls for that scenic appeal.
Yum! – Mylene Abiva
Yum! – Mylene Abiva
Meals near Wawa Falls? Yes please.
Meals near Wawa Falls? Yes please.

If you’re a weekend warrior like me, it’s very convenient to scale this baby as it’s just an hour and half from the metro. With convenience in mind, I together with a colleague went with Trail Adventours who made the climb more fun. Thanks to SmartbroTrips, uploading our adventure online got more interesting in real-time.

Sitting Pretty – Heliza A. (Winning photo)  
Sitting Pretty – Heliza A. (Winning photo)
Sierra Madre in the background – Jed Sazon
Sierra Madre in the background – Jed Sazon
Breathtaking – Mylene Abiva
Breathtaking – Mylene Abiva
Heliza A’s prize from SmartBroTrips
Heliza A’s prize from SmartBroTrips
We made it! – Poch Loresco
We made it! – Poch Loresco

All those memories, fun and new friends – it’s a fantastic day hike, VIA (Vertigo Inducing Attraction) and a bang for the buck. The challenge of the hike would make me want to visit again but not in the near future. Till next time and safe  travels!

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